Stellarium 0.17.0

2017-12-21 22:00:00 +0700 by alex-w

Version 0.17.0 is based on Qt 5.9.3, but it can still be built from sources with Qt 5.4.

The major changes of this version:

  • Added support for nomenclature of planetary surface (SOCIS 2017 project)
  • Added improvements for AstroCalc tool
  • Added improvements for Oculars plugin
  • Added improvements for Exoplanets plugin
  • Added INDI support for Telescope Control plugin
  • Updated code and data

A huge thanks to the people who helped us a lot by reporting bugs!

Full list of changes:

  • Added support for nomenclature of planetary surface (SOCIS 2017 project)
  • Added templates for translation of planetary features nomenclature
  • Added support of movement to selected nomenclature item
  • Added new tab for AstroCalc tool: Planetary Calculator
  • Added Icelandic translation for a couple of skycultures
  • Added another OS detection logging function
  • Added new landscape: the Sun
  • Added Russian translation for new landscape
  • Added filters for nomenclature (Search Tool/Lists)
  • Added support plural forms for translation (LP: #1561457)
  • Added deselectConstellations() method to public area
  • Added new time steps for AstroCalc/Ephemerides tool
  • Added sane defaults to Planets
  • Added subclasses to the list of Solar system objects in AstroCalc/Positions tool
  • Added config option to allow make visible orbits for major planets only (LP: #1720722)
  • Added rule to allow to hide nomenclature on the celestial body of observer (LP: #1723742)
  • Added context support for Solar system bodies
  • Added angular size filter for DSO
  • Added shortcut for nomenclature
  • Added plus/minus keys for elevation change on Macs without PgUp/PgDn
  • Added better font scaling for HiDPI Macs
  • Added detection method info for exoplanets
  • Added visual resolution info for Oculars plugin
  • Added GUI options for color of exoplanet marker
  • Added a default for night mode
  • Added API command to retrieve view direction in RemoteControl plugin
  • Added API commands into RemoteControl plugin: allow view setting jNow, harmonize capitalisation for the parameters.
  • Added velocity display to Planets, MinorPlanets and Comets
  • Added improvements for AstroCalc/PC tool
  • Added orbital velocities for AstroCalc/PC tool
  • Added special case for long list of “also known as” names
  • Added INDI support for Telescope Control plugin
  • Added Caucasian Mountain Observatory to locations list
  • Added option to select temperature scale to the Exoplanets plugin
  • Added option to allow scaling of Ocular buttons (LP: #1507205)
  • Added new option to the Navigational Stars plugin
  • Added checkboxes for DSO catalogs (PN G, SNR G, ACO) in Remote Control plugin
  • Added wikilinks for names of Solar system bodies
  • Fixed filter for limiting by DSO mangitudes
  • Fixed TestStelJsonParser fails (LP: #1719076)
  • Fixes and additions for French descriptions
  • Fixed context support for constellations
  • Fixed sort order for ‘Peak’ in Meteor showers search (LP: #1719939)
  • Fixed location for stellarium.appdata.xml file
  • Fixed stupid bug for asterisms in Search Tool/Lists
  • Fixed some back-side issues of nomenclature (LP: #1721815)
  • Fixed crash for Custom Objects (LP: #1722527)
  • Fixed output data for Exoplanets plugin
  • Fixed potential crash for nomenclature and inconsistency of data
  • Fixed light speed correction issue for nomenclature items (LP: #1724517)
  • Fixed annoying malfunction in Oculars plugin (lost of tracking) (LP: #1724106)
  • Fixed the new moons’ rotation times
  • Fixed selecting of comets in AstroCalc/Positions tool
  • Fixed behaviour and style of tool for download star catalog
  • Fixed infostring for satellite features
  • Fixed centering/tracking issues for Nomenclature feature (LP: #1721818)
  • Fixed small Coverity issue
  • Fixed bug of positions for nomenclature when Solar system data is reloaded
  • Fixed shader for planet texture rendering (LP: #1731788)
  • Fixed sign for declination coordinate for Southern Iota Aquarids
  • Fixed behaviour of Velocity checkbox
  • Fixed Oculars GUI Panel behaviour: disabled event processing on the sky under GUI
  • Fixed ray helpers lines behaviour in Oculars plugin
  • Fixed crossid info of alpha2 centauri (LP: #1734396)
  • Fixed Oculars plugin mouse bug on retina display
  • Fixed wrong unit of measurement for distance
  • Fixed mouse cursor hidding
  • Fixed zero-filled initial date/time window issue (LP: #1409935)
  • Fixed crash of Stellarium when flag for decimal degrees usage is changed
  • Fixed regressions introduced by recent LabelMgr refactoring
  • Updated default settings of build environment for Windows and Mac OS X
  • Updated ICU rules for Qt 5.9+
  • Updated Oculars plugin (Allows accessing via RemoteControl)
  • Updated list of DSO outlines (port from HNSKY)
  • Updated list of DSO names
  • Updated behaviour of auto-load landscape when moving to selected planet
  • Updated scripts and their descriptions
  • Updated Bengali description of landscapes
  • Updated list of planetary nomenclature
  • Updated list of official star names
  • Updated default time step for AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
  • Updated behaviour of flag for orbits to renew visibility of orbits
  • Updated GUI items in the View dialog
  • Updated list of ray helpers
  • Updated protocols for MPC
  • Updated Triangulum constellation lines
  • Updated the solar system screen saver script
  • Updated code for beta versions naming
  • Updated Chinese skyculture
  • Improved performance for AstroCalc tool
  • Improved performance for Nomenclature feature
  • Code refactoring
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